Shadowbane the old MMO?
This game is why i say almost everything that players want in an RvR open PvP sandbox game has already been done in the past. All the problems facing sandbox mmos today were almost all already solved in the past.
So I'm always perplexed when new dev houses go out and start from scratch again. I guess its IP issues. But what a waste of time. Looking at this interview for Shadowbane the RvR mmo, it seem likely it was probably one of the best RvR mmos ever made. Seemed very popular too? :-
Shadowbane was shut down in 2009. It seems it was possibly because it was not financially viable, so the publishers Ubisoft shut it down. So sad. * tear * (edited to reduce my criticism of Ubisoft because I read that maybe it was for financial reasons, but i still think big publishers are dumb).
------> the above linked article is also useful for a reflection on what made Shadowbane succeed and what made it fail. Shadowbane is almost the only mmo up to today which let's any player(?) build a castle and an empire and raze it to dust in battle.